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post #21 of 26
i have a weird aversion to tasting my own milk. i think i'd die if i had to taste it. omg. just the thought of it makes my stomach turn. why???
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by michelemiller
i have a weird aversion to tasting my own milk. i think i'd die if i had to taste it. omg. just the thought of it makes my stomach turn. why???
Really? That's interesting... This may sound weird, but it was one of the first things I did when I started lactating. I just thought it was so amazing that I could make milk
And I figured if I was feeding it to my child, I should be able to taste it myself (not that I think you should taste it... I was just interested to know what it tasted like.) It doesn't taste like much, it's just really sweet...
post #23 of 26
yeah it's weird to me too. i'm such a staunch lactivist and am proud and empowered by my amazing ability to produce enough nourishment for 2 growing humans. but the thought of actually tasting it just makes me all squidgy. i hate that i feel that way! and don't understand it at all.
post #24 of 26
I hate my boobs, too. I'm only 22 and they are as saggy as they're going to get. And a 34D, which is an improvement from a 34F when Luka was born. I squeeze into an old 36C Victoria Secret bra because I can't afford a new bra from VS and I am really allergic to latex, which seems to be in every other bra I've tried. Half of my nipples hang out the top of my bra. Aside from the latex issue, I found the target nursing tank top pretty comfy. A size medium works for me, a 34D size 4. I wore an XL when I was at a 34F postpartum. When I really need a nursing bra, I wear it and deal with the itchy rash.

I go braless about 75% of the time even though my nipples hang halfway to my belly button (and yes, can easily reach my mouth ). All breasts sag eventually and it's okay. Even if it does make us self-conscious. We are grown women, not 14 yr. olds.
post #25 of 26
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THe Anita bra looks amazing - I want to get one!!!


Oh and I think I can admit this here and hey, what the heck we are getting shut down anyways right?

My friends and I when we were first in midwifery sat around at my friends house who had just had a baby and did breastmilk shots...

Is that bad?

Oh yes, and I have tasted mine and DH helped out on a plugged duct..

TMI? Probably.

Kelli
post #26 of 26
Yeah, the Anita Bra is on the expensive side (although average price for a good nursing bra). I got fitted for this bra back when I had Owen, my 2 yr old. I still own the bra. It's in perfect shape, not stretched out or ripped or anything. It doesn't itch, like most everything does on me, pinch, feel awful under the boobs, and the straps hold their adjustment. I bought a new one when I had Greyson, though I needed a cupsize larger.
I sound like a darn commercial, but my girls still point up when I go braless even as huge a they are, and I attribute that to always, always picking out good bras that leave circulation but also give great support. Oh, and I also have upper body strength. You know how a guy can firm up his pecks and make them ripple? I can do that with my boobs. Sick, huh? LOL
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